Ossipee Valley Music FestivalOne of the largest roots and americana festivals in New England! Only 45 minutes west of Portland, 2.5 hours from Boston.

The festival features camping, a huge field pickin and jamming scene, swimming, barn dances, yoga, organic local food, four stages, and a free admission for kids 17 and under!

The Ossipee Valley Music Festival is known for its omnivorous appetite in music, featuring Americana, Roots, Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz, Celtic, and more. Four days, four stages, with workshops and a free kids music camp taught by world renowned musicians.

Check out the Ossipee Valley String Camp too, July 20th-25th with personal instruction, workshops, band class, yoga, dances, hikes, and more! Instruments include fiddle, cello, mandolin, banjo, guitar and upright bass. Instructors include Brittany Haas, Joe Walsh, Eli West, Jayme Stone, Lauren Rioux and Steve Roy.

July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th only 45 minutes West of Portland, 2.5 hours from Boston, in the foothills of the White Mountains!

For more information go to www.ossipeevalley.com

Seek the PeakPINKHAM NOTCH NH – Seek the Peak is a hike-a-thon fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory. Now in its fourteenth year, Seek the Peak is a great way to get out and experience the White Mountains while helping a great cause.

Where?? Base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road
Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire

The event features a Friday night kick-off party, fantastic goodie bags, awesome t-shirts, a rockin’ after party, thousands of dollars in prizes, and of course, all the beauty and excitement of Mount Washington.

Here’s how it works: you register, raise a minimum of $200, then join us in July for a great day on Mount Washington.

You may fundraise:
Online: The easiest way to collect support is through your personal fundraising page on SeekthePeak.org. This editable page is automatically created for your when you register, so all you have to do is email the link to your friends and family, who donate to your hike using a credit or debit card.

Offline: You may also fundraise the old fashioned way by collecting cash or checks and mailing them in to the Observatory.

Through sponsorship: The third way to garnish support for Seek the Peak is to ask businesses in your area to join the event as a sponsor. There are several sponsorship levels available with a number of great benefits. Check out the sponsorship page or call (800) 706-0432, ext. 231 for more information.

– See more at: http://www.seekthepeak.org

The Mt. Washington Auto Road hosts the after party and expo at the base starting at 2pm. Expo is free tickets are required for the after party here.

Seek the Peak 15 After Party – Join us “under the big top” for the culminating event of Seek the Peak!

Enjoy vendor booths, live music, a cash bar, and our famous all-you-can-eat feast by New Hampshire’s Hart’s Turkey Farm. All Seek the Peak hikers, friends, families, and members of the general public are invited to attend.

Seek the Peak participants who meet the $200 fundraising minimum automatically receive free admission! All others may purchase a ticket for $25.

2:00 PM: Outdoor expo opens (free; no ticket required)
4:00 PM: After party kicks off with live music and cash bar
5:00 PM: Famous all-you-can-eat dinner buffet
6:00 PM: Awards ceremony for top fundraisers

NORTH CONWAY NH –

jensThe 2015 Jen’s Friends Golf Scramble is bigger and better than ever!

Choose from 18 holes at either North Conway County Club or Hale’s Location Golf Course.

Want to play?  Print, fill out and mail this entry form.

Want to sponsor?  Click here.

See photos from the tournament:  Photo Album

Where/When:
Purity Spring Resort Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Main Lodge, King Pine Ski Area / Purity Spring Resort NH Route 153, East Madison, New Hampshire 03849 Registration 7:30-8:30 AM, Main Lodge at King Pine Ski Area / Purity Spring Resort

Benefit: Kennett High School Cross Country and Track & Field Programs

Entry: 5K
Trail Race: $15.00 before November 20, 2013; Post-entry and day of race: $20.00. Family Pre-entry $40. No Family discount for day-of registration.

New this year! Special recognition to top finishers by Year of Graduation from Kennett High School! Be sure to give your graduation class year KHS students and alumni!! Fitness Walk: $5.00 individual, Kids Fun Run: Free T Shirts are first come, first serve for runners only. Online Registration visit: www.runreg.com/purity-spring-thanksgiving-day-5k Course Description The 5K course is a trail race on rolling terrain over the scenic nordic trails at King Pine Ski Area, Purity Spring Resort. See trails on the lower left section of this

MAP: The fitness walk and kids fun run will take place on trails near the running race. It is open to all ages and abilities. The 5K is a USATF sanctioned event. No dogs, strollers or headphones in the 5K. Calendar information from www.valleypromotions.net

esscNORTH CONWAY NH – 44th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale set for Nov. 7th & 8th. The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 44th annual gear sale at the North Conway Community Center on Friday, November 7th (3pm-8pm) and Saturday, November 8th (9am-2pm).

Plan on dropping off your clean and ‘modern’ Alpine, Cross Country and Snowboard gear you’d like to sell at the North Conway Community Center on the evenings of Wednesday, November 5th and Thursday, November 6th between 6pm-8pm. Each item requires a tag ($1 each), which will be available for purchase when you are dropping items off. Or, you can save time and buy them NOW at Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet in North Conway.

All unsold items (and proceeds from your sales) MUST be picked up at the Community Center on Sunday, November 11th between 10am-12pm. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.

Dana Cunningham - Carol NoonanEATON NH – Dana the composer and pianist, and Carol the singer songwriter together form a really beautiful and fun Christmas show that they play annually at this special place on Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Eaton NH…just over the border from the Stone Mountain Arts Center. This is a wee church, so seating is limited…a quick sell out. Advance tickets only. Speaking of tickets….again, you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. But again, the show is at the Little White Church. Seating is general admission (pew seating) only. There will be an after show reception at the Inn at Crystal Lake Inn right across the street …just a holly jolly hop, skip, and a jump from the church. There will be complimentery cookies and coffee and the bar will be open if you want to purchase something stronger.

When? December 6th
What Time? 7pm

The Little White Church is located on route 153 in Eaton NH.

Please note….This show is held at the Little White Church, but you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office.

Jon SartyJACKSON NH – Hoot Night at The Wildcat Inn and Tavern is the longest running open mic night in The Mount Washington Valley. Starting in the early 1980’s musicians from all over New Hampshire have come to The Wildcat for a unique chance to jam and share their talents with a truly extraordinary group of musicians.

Visit the website for details

Wildquack Duck River FestivalJACKSON NH – Don’t miss our 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Wildquack Duck River Festival. More than $10,000 in cash or prizes, kids games, cake boss competition, 5 minutes of fame stage, wagon rides through the covered bridge, more than 3,500 yellow duckies race to the finish line on the Wildcat River. Plan your stay today. Race time is 3 PM on May 25th!

Get your Duck Tickets Here

EATON NH –  Annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton, NH. Dana Cunningham, Carol Noonan with Special Guests cellist Max Dyer and Kevin Barry on guitar.
Tickets can only be purchased through the Stone Mountain Arts Center or by calling 207.935.7292

dana & carolDana the composer and pianist, and Carol the singer songwriter together form a really beautiful and fun Christmas show that they play annually at this special place on Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Eaton NH…just over the border from the Stone Mountain Arts Center. This is a wee church, so seating is limited…a quick sell out. Advance tickets only. Speaking of tickets….again, you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. But again, the show is at the Little White Church. Seating is general admission (pew seating) only. There will be an after show reception at the Inn at Crystal Lake Inn right across the street …just a holly jolly hop, skip, and a jump from the church. There will be complimentery cookies and coffee and the Inn will have a late night menu available for purchase if you want a more significant snack. The Little White Church is located on route 153 in Eaton NH…for directions go to the Inn at Crystal Lake’s web site.